Aug 05, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog
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AE 3221 - Equity in Learning


Credits: 3

Field experience hours: 20 clock hours in a public or private school setting. In this critical issues course, students examine diversity and equity in current K-12 Education. Through readings, reflections, and conversations, students examine the roles that race and biases play in our art rooms and schools. Students will strengthen their instructional practice with strategies and approaches connected to major theories, concepts and research related to culture, diversity and equity in order to support academic access and opportunity. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have developed a contemporary art unit plan focused on ELL (English Language Learners) instructional strategies.

Prerequisites: AE 2220 - Philosophy of Art + Education ; AE 2230 - Psychology of Creativity ; AE 2240 - Instructional Technology ; must be an Art Education major

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will examine diversity and equity through readings, reflections, and conversations on the roles that race and biases play in our art rooms and schools.
  • Students apply new understandings to their instructional practice by adapting their teaching for the benefit of all students, including those with diverse needs and interests, ability levels and differences.
  • Students develop a contemporary art unit of study about the history of art and cultures, with an emphasis on: (a) the contributions of the arts to the development of civilization and culture. (b) the relationship of the arts to the culture/society in which they originated. (c) the influence of the arts on subsequent and current culture(s). (d) how the arts are an academic discipline that can relate, connect and transfer to a multitude of life experiences, subjects and disciplines such as math, science; reading, writing and communicating; and social studies.
  • Students utilize motivation and encouragement in students through instructional strategies used in the classroom.
  • Students are knowledgeable in, understand, and able to apply the major theories, concepts and research related to culture, diversity and equity in order to support academic access and opportunity for Culturally and/or Linguistically Diverse (CLD) student populations.
  • Students apply understanding of culture, diversity and equity through classroom reflections and developed units.

AE 3221 Course Learning Outcome Rubric  

Required Textbooks:
For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood… and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education (Race, Education, and Democracy) by Christopher Emdin  ISBN: 13: 978-0807028025



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